Wedding dress shopping is something a woman does only once (hopefully) in her lifetime, so finding the perfect dress is essential. Below, you’ll find the perfect compilation of wedding gowns to feast your hungry eyes upon, regardless of if you’re in the market for wedding season or not.
Berta Plunging V-Neck Beaded Lace Dress (In Stores Only), $8,470, via Nordstrom
It is easy to opt for neutrals when picking out outfits, but adding a pop of color always makes outfits more fun. It can be even more fun to add a bunch of colors, all at one time (especially when you actually manage to pull it off!). Check out these fashion-forward rainbow hued bags that will easily brighten up your Labor day.
Burberry Prorsum‘s Fall/Winter 2014-15‘s collection of artwork-inspired prints are absolutely gorgeous and a refreshing turn from their signature check print. The designs are drawn freehand on leather, cashmere, and, of course, their signature trench coats.
While the coats and bags are certainly statement pieces, I was most drawn to their collection of watercolor-inspired heels. These are definitely a classic statement piece. With many different shades and colors incorporated into the designs, they can easily dress up a basic colored dress, or be paired with a trenchcoat for a retro-inspired look. Check out the beauties below!
Burberry Hand-Painted Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Red, $1,695
I think it may be impossible to choose a favorite…
Burberry Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Brown, $1,695
What I wouldn’t give to have these with a matching trench or poncho…
Burberry Leather Ankle Boots in Stone Blue, $1,695
What do you think of these leather boots by Burberry? Which color is your favorite- Stone Blue, Red, or Brown?
Recently, I came across an amazing freelance illustrator from Massachusetts known as Katie Rodgers. Better known for her work under the name “PAPERFASHION“, she has been commissioned for companies, such as Kate Spade, Coach, Rockport, and Target, among others, as well as has been featured in ElleGirl, The Great Book of Fashion Illustration, CosmoGirl, and Lucky Magazine (it’s a wonder I didn’t come across her before!).
In My Closet, $33
I was first enthralled with her art from the bright colors, and how it is reminiscent of fashion illustrations– which always make me happy to look at. There’s everything from a portrait of Chanel no. 5 to a pair of Miu Miu’s Fall 2012 sparkly boots to specifics, such as “Jessica Stam in Prada”.
I’d definitely recommend checking them out, at least for some eye candy and inspiration. Enjoy!
Recently, I posted about my new obsession: High Heeled Art. Intriguing as the art itself is, I was curious to how Mark Shwartz, the artist behind the images, decided to create these sensual and beautiful pictures. After chatting with him, I found out some fascinating details, from his start as an assistant shoe designer for Roger Vivier, to his friendship with Andy Warhol, to his opinion on the shoe designers of today.
My Plate, $295
Read on for the exclusive interview with Mark Shwartz.
Constrvct is a unique fashion site that recently caught my eye. It isn’t that much of a surprise that this concept was created by Continuum Clothing, the same makers of the world’s first 3D printed bikini. The company’s founders’ goal is to create a “social fashion label” that reflects on the creativity of the people who wear them.
Basically, the concept of the application is it is a kind of do-it-yourself design. The site offers a few classic silhouettes where the user can create their own design on by uploading photos or images that are turned into digitally printed clothing. The artwork and cutting pattern are printed onto the fabric with inkjet textile printing. Not only does the user get to design the print, they also can design everything from the tag-less printed labels to the packaging.
Here are some examples of the designs and styles of the clothing.
The founders have an ultimate goal to achieve a truly crowdsourced fashion design by allowing anyone to publish, and even sell, their own collection, with full production and retail ready to go. They are currently working on more designs and are set to launch in Fall 2012. You can read more about Constrvct here.